Matt Rutherford departs Annapolis, en route to a circumnavigation of both continents in the western hemisphere.

Solo Sailor Enters the Homestretch

3/21/2012 - There are a lot of extraordinary sailors doing extraordinary things these days, whether it's the guys enduring a carbon-fiber pounding in the Volvo Ocean Race or the remarkable speeds being maintained in circumnavigations. But in our mind one of the most impressive feats to have been attempted in recent years… SEE MORE
The USHarbors crew takes advantage of an unseasonably warm afternoon to launch "Bob", our appropriately named peapod.

Launching the 2012 Boating Season in Style

3/21/2012 - Boating season in some areas of the country has been underway for weeks or even months (indeed, for some fortunate souls it never ends), but in harbors north of the Mason-Dixon Line we usually have to wait until April at least before we wet the oars. But with the thermometer… SEE MORE
The Paris 63 "Kiwi Spirit" is pulled from its mold at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.

Out of the Mold: An Ocean Racing Yacht

3/20/2012 - There is a particular moment during the process of building a boat when the dream of a yacht suddenly turns into reality. In a wooden boat, it's when the shutter plank is installed. In a fiberglass boat, it's the moment the hull is removed from the mold. At Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding… SEE MORE
A 26-foot Monomoy Surfboat undergoing restoration for the Nantucket Shipwreck and Life-Saving Museum.

Discovering Restorations in Our Own Backyard

3/20/2012 - All documentary films are journeys of discovery. Our film, "Wood/Sails/Dreams," has taken us off our island of Nantucket, across to Vineyard Haven, along the coast from Newport to Bristol to Wareham, and eventually up to Maine. Recently, though, we took our cameras to a little workshop on Nantucket. We met… SEE MORE
The youngest eyes and ears onboard make the best lookouts in the fog.

Sailing to Frenchboro in the Fog

3/19/2012 - Sailing to Frenchboro in the fog seems natural to us. The fog is familiar on our way to the little working harbor, we’ve seen it before. Under our quiet sails, with Frenchboro to windward, we’re safe moving slowly, hearing distant working engines and keeping clear of passing islands. After many… SEE MORE
Rockland Community Sailing is getting ready for the spring racing season.

Young Rockland Sailors Prepare for Racing Season

3/17/2012 - The spring sailing season is right around the corner, and Rockland Community Sailing’s High School Sailing Team is hosting a Spring Kickoff meeting for students interested in joining the fun and fast growing sport of sailing. The kickoff will be held Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in The Apprenticeshop… SEE MORE